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Long Quotes: Carl Sagan

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 02010 by Tyler Emerson
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“Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love. We have now organized what are modestly described as super-powers, which include groups of people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds working in some sense together – surely a humanizing and character building experience. If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth.”
Carl Sagan

Long Quotes: Stanislaw Lec

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 02010 by Tyler Emerson
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“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
– Stanislaw Lec

Long Quotes: Jonas Salk

Posted on Sunday, July 18th, 02010 by Tyler Emerson
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“The most important question we must ask ourselves is, ‘Are we being good ancestors?’”
Jonas Salk

Richard Feynman quote

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 02007 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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I came across this very Long Now quote recently. It is pretty amazing to see this level of optimism from someone who worked on the Manhatten Project.

“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.”

Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988) [source]